NFL: Who will win the AFC North?

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Who will capture the AFC North Crown?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2018.
  1. Baltimore Ravens

    6.4%
  2. Cincinatti Bengals

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Cleveland Browns

    4.3%
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers

    89.4%
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  1. Blackhawkswincup

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    Division is usually competitive outside of Browns though Steelers have won 3 of the last 4 division titles

    I expect it to be another year of same with Bengals rebounding to be competitive thru year. Ravens have feel of an 8-8 team

    I expect Browns to still suck
     
  2. Unholy Diver

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    The Steelers should take it assuming the big 3 is healthy
     
  3. darko

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    Steelers and quite easily too.
     
  4. Voight

    Voight #winning

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    PIT, CIN, CLE, BAL

    Don't see anyone else making the playoffs aside from Steeltown.
     
  5. Dont Toews Me Bro

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    Pittsburgh will run away with it. The rest of the division is ****.
     
  6. Dont Toews Me Bro

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    I noticed you have Baltimore below a team that literally went 0-16 last year. Care to explain?
     
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    Voight #winning

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    CLE is a much different team, much improved. Ravens are trash.
     
  8. rangerssharks414

    rangerssharks414 Moderator

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    Easily Pittsburgh
     
  9. Blackhawkswincup

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    Is Hue Jackson still coach?

    If so how are they that improved? And Ravens still overall have better roster and coaching staff
     
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    Only coach in the NFL with more (undeserved) job security than Clueless Hue Jackson, is Marvin Lewis.

    Ohio's the current mecca for NFL head coaching futility..
     
  11. No Fun Shogun

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    Accidentally voted Ravens. So let's just call me a prophet if I'm right.

    Steelers.
     
  12. Troy McClure

    Troy McClure BPA is a lie

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    Hue had all play calling duties taken away, so the coaching will be different as well.
     
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    I look at the teams in this division and wonder what is the scenario where Pittsburgh doesn't win. Maybe major injuries. I don't see another team challenging them.
     
  14. Josepho

    Josepho at least we aren't ottawa

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    The Ravens are not worse than the Bengals good god

    probably PIT BAL CLE CIN
     
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    Agree with most posters in that the Steelers win the division with the Ravens/Bengals possibly fighting for a wild card spot and the Browns bringing up the rear.
     
  16. Troy McClure

    Troy McClure BPA is a lie

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    The Browns might surprise people.

    I posted it in another thread, but some football nerd place has a wins above replacement metric for QBs. Going from Kizer to Taylor is a huge swing. Kizer alone accounted for essentially three losses last season due to his many many turnovers. Tyrod Taylor is worth almost five wins. Combined, you’re looking at almost an eight game swing.

    Just from QB improvement alone, they could go from zero wins to seven or eight. Kizer was so bad. The offense was so bad. The Browns haven’t scored 30 points in a game since an OT game early in the 2015 season.
     
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    Blitzkrug Bae over Bay

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    Pittsburgh by a fairly good margin. Their defense will likely be crap per usual but it'll be enough to get a ticket to get their asses whooped by the Patriots again come playoff time.

    The rest of the division is...less desirable. Cincy should be better since they fixed their o-line. Baltimore has zero offense to speak of and Cleveland is a giant question mark given they could finish anywhere from 2nd to 4th.
     
  18. Blackhawkswincup

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    What is wins above replacement metric for HC in Cleveland?

    Get a real coach and maybe Cleveland can be on right track
     
  19. Evincar

    Evincar I have found the way

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    Also the fact that the team accepted to be on Hard Knocks just shows you how dysfunctional that organization really is.
     
  20. Troy McClure

    Troy McClure BPA is a lie

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    I think.they were forced to be on Hard Knocks because they were out of reasons to say no like they had several seasons in a row.
     
  21. Falco Lombardi

    Falco Lombardi AKA Dolph Ziggler

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    Bold prediction: Cleveland finishes second in the division.
     

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